Brisbane North PHN works with primary healthcare providers and community organisations to improve the health of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including refugees.
Our multicultural health programs
- Interpreting For Allied Health Professionals Program
Brisbane North PHN works with Brisbane South PHN to offer their interpreting for allied health professionals program, to providers working in private practice in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.
The program enables registered allied health providers to receive free access to immediate phone interpreting, pre-booked phone interpreting or on-site interpreting. To register, please complete the Interpreting for allied health professionals Expression of Interest form (DOCX) and return to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the program, please contact Nicole or Andrea from Brisbane South PHN on 07 3864 7580 or email email@example.com.
- Living Well With Chronic Disease
Brisbane North PHN supports the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) to deliver their chronic disease and living well programs to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
For more information visit the ECCQ Chronic disease and living well website.
- Refugee Health Connect
Refugee Health Connect:
- is a one point of contact regarding all aspects of refugee health
- links people from refugee backgrounds to appropriate primary health providers based on the patient’s location, complexity of needs and cultural requirements
- works closely with community refugee support services, general practices, hospital-based services and primary health networks to ensure timely and appropriate access for this patient population
- is a partnership between Brisbane North PHN, Brisbane South PHN, the Mater Group and Metro South Hospital and Health Service.
Who can contact Refugee Health Connect?
- refugee and asylum seeker support agencies
- health and other service providers.
- Refugee Health Network Queensland
Supported by Mater Group and the Queensland Government, the Refugee Health Network Queensland aims to improve the health and well being of people of refugee backgrounds throughout Queensland, through capacity building, partnerships, and facilitating coordination of care across health, settlement agencies, communities, government and non-government sectors.
The Network offers a comprehensive range of refugee health resources (clinical and administration), translated resources for clients, information about refugee health services in Queensland, links to upcoming education, videos of past education, and more.
For more information about the network, to access resources or subscribe to their eNewsletter, see www.refugeehelthnetworkqld.org.au.
The following links will provide you with resources to working with people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds:
- TIS National online resources
- Working with patients when there are language barriers
- Cultural sensitivity
- Translated resources for patients
- Working with Interpreters – Queensland Health Guidelines
- Is your practice refugee health ready? - Refugee Health Network Queensland, PDF
- Australian refugee health practice guide - the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Trauma (Foundation House)
In this section
- Aged and Community Care
- Chronic Disease Management
- Closing the Gap
- Digital Health
- Local Positions Vacant
- Medical Assisting
- Mental Health Services
- Multicultural Health
- My Health for Life
- National Disability Insurance Scheme
- Pathways Program
- Referral and Patient Management
- Team Care Coordination